Museum milestone

FREE entry is on offer to anyone who visits Alnwick’s Bailiffgate Museum this weekend, to help mark the attraction’s 10th anniversary.

The venue, which celebrates the milestone today, is throwing open its doors on Saturday and Sunday to allow people to visit for nothing.

In addition to the permanent collection, there is an exhibition about the museum’s history, including its previous life as St Mary’s Church, as well as a display created by pupils of St Paul’s Middle School on their ideas for the future.

There will also be an opportunity to comment on the plans being developed as part of the second stage Heritage Lottery Fund bid for the Bailiffgate Museum – Heritage at the Heart of the Community project, which aims to present the rich heritage of Alnwick and district and the museum’s extensive collection in new and exciting ways, among other things.

Visitors can also choose what the star objects in the museum are, as well as sharing ideas and making suggestions.

The museum is open normal hours during the weekend, from 10am to 4pm.

For more information, visit www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk or contact 01665 605847.